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A Bitterly Cold Christmas Eve In Minnesota

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minnesotans are dealing with arctic cold heading into Christmas Eve.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning for west-central Minnesota through noon Tuesday. The rest of the state is under a wind chill advisory.

The Morris airport in western Minnesota recorded a wind chill of 45 below zero Monday morning. Glenwood had a 44-below wind chill.

The forecast called for bitter cold Monday night, with lows ranging from 25 to 35 below in northern Minnesota to 15 to 25 below in the south. The lowest wind chills will bottom out at 30 to 50 below.

Snow is expected Tuesday, with 2 to 4 inches in western Minnesota and 1 to 2 inches in the east. Highs will range from 10 to 20.

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